Materials We Use

Symbol Plastic Name About Consumer Benefits Typical Temp. Range Chemical Resistance Our Products Using This Material
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) PET is a condensation polymer that has undergone particularly rapid growth as a packaging material, not only for carbonated beverages, but also for amorphous and crystallised containers and trays. The success of PET as a carbonated beverage packaging material is due to be orientated and the development of high-speed bottle processing technology. Toughness
Shared proof
Good barrier properties
High Clarity
6S°F- 175°F Resistant to weak acids
Resistant to bases
Resistant to many solvents
Anchor clear rectangular containers - CST Caterpak Deli Gourmet Containers
Anchor Clear Cups
Caterpak Food Bowls
Caterpak Sundae Cups
Catepak Clear Portion Control Cups
Anchor Clear round FC range
Polyethylene (PE) PE is produced in two forms; low (LOPE) and high(HOPE) density. It appears in its natural form as a milky white, waxy feeling material. As the density increases, so does the stiffness, hardness, strength, heat distortion point, and ability to transmit gases. As density decreases, impact strength and stress crack resistance increase. Easily coloured in transparent, translucent or opaque material.
Odourless and tasteless
Excellent chemical resistance
Low in water vapour transmission (won't easily sweat or fog)
High permeability to air and gases
Low Density: 65°F-75°F High Density: 65°F -50°F Good resistant to oils and greases
Resistant to organic solvents below 140°F {168°F for HOPE)
Very resistant to weak and strong alkalis (LOPE is resistant)
Very resistant to weak acids (LOPE is resistant)
Slowly attacked by strong acids (LOPE is attacked more quickly)
Garbage Bags
Bin liners
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) The general characteristics of all vinyls are similar; Good strength, excellent water and chemical resistance and unlimited colour possibilities. PVC exhibits good weather resistance and abrasion resistance. Good as a food packaging material
Good clarity
Gas transfer
6S°F - 175°F Excellent resistance to oil and greases
Resistant to strong acids
Resistant to a variety of alkalies
Swells in aromatic hydrocarbons
Swells in ketones and esters
Resistant to alcohols
Kwik wrap – Perforated cling wrap
Anchor Hinged Lid Containers
Anchor Sandwich Wedges
Anchor Cake Wedges
Anchor Vinyl Gloves
Polypropylene (PP) PP is produced as granules for use as a moulding material. In its natural state, PP is a hard, cloudy white material. Because of its chemical makeup, it cannot be produced as a crystal-clear material. However, when it is produced as film, its clarity is like polypropylene film. It is one of the lightest plastics available with a range of thickness. Good surface hardness and scratch resistance
Excellent resistance to water and gas vapour
Good chemical resistance
Serviceable above sterilisation temperature
Easily coloured in opaque and translucent products
10°F - 240°F Excellent resistance to oil and greases
Good stress crack resistance
Softens and swells with some hydrocarbons
Good general chemical resistance
Caterpak Round and Rectangular Microwavable containers
Anchor Plastic Cutlery
Polystyrene (PS) PS is an odourless and tasteless polymer produced from ethylene and benzene. The addition of synthetic rubber, or butadiene, makes it a much tougher and more versatile plastic. Because PS can be foamed to lightweight, it is on outstanding insulation material. Recyclable
Good food packaging material
Can be naturally translucent or coloured for consumer appeal
Good surface smoothness
Good insulation properties
Crack and puncture resistant
32°F-12°F Excellent resistance to a variety of acids
Excellent resistance to alcohol
Not resistant to vegetable oils
Excellent resistance to pharmaceuticals
Excellent resistance to beverages and foodstuffs
Anchor Plastic plates and bowls
Anchor Wine Glasses
Culinaire Premium Cutlery
Caterpak Straws
Polylactic acid (PLA) PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the United States and Canada) or sugarcane (in the rest of the world). PLA creates a plant-based alternative to traditional oil based food packaging and has a carbon footprint 75% lower than traditional packaging materials. Recyclable
Allows us to turn plant into plastic